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Despite his election campaign promise in 2010, President Aquino is not certifying as urgent the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill, although senators approved their own version of the measure on Monday.
Alone and lonely. This was how housing developer Delfin Lee described his condition after his first night on Monday at the provincial jail in this capital city of Pampanga province.
The health condition of former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo continues to deteriorate because of recurrent dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing solid food, her doctors said.
A son of a farmer from Albay province on Tuesday was named the valedictorian of this year’s Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Siklab Diwa” Class.
Malacañang on Tuesday endorsed the finding of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that prices on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) during the shutdown of the Malampaya gas pipeline late last year could not qualify as “reasonable, rational and competitive.”
It’s as clear as day: The campaign season has started. And Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s advice to voters makes profound sense: Don’t vote for those involved in the pork barrel controversy. But don’t stop there, she said. Shun as well those who have remained “consistently silent” in the face of staggering criminality in public office, those who refuse to take their colleagues to task for their corruption, those whose political considerations trump their sworn duty to root out and condemn venality in government.
When used for the right purpose, computer printing on tarpaulin is one of the technological advances of our time, but when used to inflict the names and faces of “epal” politicians on us, tarpaulin advertisements become the visual curse of our time. Tarpaulin will never rise to the level of art, but self-promotion, or the need to leave one’s mark in the world, sometimes gives birth to World Heritage sites like the pyramids in Eygpt and Mexico or the Taj Mahal in India. In the Philippines, we have the iconic Marcos-era buildings that inspired the term “edifice complex,” describing one of Imelda Marcos’ afflictions.
It took the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s disgraceful ad featuring a doctor sitting on a teacher’s shoulders for citizens to protest. However, this was only the latest installment in an increasingly alarming shame campaign that must be reexamined under the lens of human rights.
Just last month, congressional leaders promised to push passage of a bill increasing the amount of bonuses and benefits to be exempt from income tax.
“Filipinos share one common item in our everyday existence: rice,” National Scientist Gelia Castillo wrote in her book on a cereal that makes or breaks presidents. “Rice In Our Life” reviewed three decades of studies into rice that was sown between 6,000 BC and 400 AD, in the Philippines—from Ifugao to Lucena.
The Philippines’ unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in January from 7.1 percent a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced Tuesday.
The local stock barometer climbed past the 6,500-mark Tuesday as some offshore investors realigned funds in favor of the Philippines.
The local stock barometer gained modestly Monday on improved investor sentiment even as most other markets in the region were weighed down by sluggish data out of China and Japan.
Long-term foreign investments in the Philippines surged last year amid the confidence toward the booming domestic economy, allowing the country to gain some ground from its richer neighbors.
The controversial Manila truck ban can cost the Philippine economy as much as P320 billion and put at risk about a million manufacturing jobs without an alternative transport linkage between the economic zones in the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (Calabarzon) area and the port of Manila, an economist from American banking giant Citigroup warned.
Raring to wrap it up, La Salle tries to secure a fourth consecutive crown when it tangles with Ateneo Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball finals at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
San Mig Coffee starts its quest to capture a third straight PBA title when the Mixers debut in the Commissioner’s Cup eliminations against struggling Globalport Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
This Kevin Jones must be very, very good. San Miguel Beer Monday put Jones on the active roster and ditched hard-working Josh Boone, the man chiefly responsible for the Beermen’s first two victories in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that were carved out even with cornerstone June Mar Fajardo still on the injury list.
Upholding its reputation as a rising power in the UAAP, National University completed a sweep of Season 76 tennis championships.
Thirty-two points, 21 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, a ton of effort, and San Miguel Beer is now having second thoughts of replacing the man responsible for those numbers.
The first time Bruno Mars performed here was in April 2011. Watching the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter thrill the crowds in Manila and Cebu were his Filipino mother Bernadette “Bernie” Bayot Hernandez, his sister Jaime and other family members.
She came to the Philippines to learn how to smile again. After nearly four years of diplomatic posting, Paulina Silva, wife of Chilean Ambassador Roberto Mayorga, is leaving the country with happy memories.
It started with cooking classes offering recipes for Cohen dieters. The Cohen program is a customized weight-loss program based on the individual’s blood profile. As such, the diet has restrictions.
Judging by the growing number of devotees who swear by its immediate benefits, juicing continues to be a popular way to ingest one’s recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables.
On April 12, 16 and 21, the opera world will be watching when Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu sings Edmondo in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the biggest opera house in Germany.
“Prior to this show, I wore suits only to funerals and weddings,” said “Suits” actor Gabriel Macht during his Manila visit last weekend. “Now, I try and wear suits for interviews, too,” he told the Inquirer. “[Otherwise] my personal style is basically board shorts, jeans, T-shirts and combat boots!” Macht granted interviews Sunday morning [...]
It was inevitable. This pretty pair is headed straight to spiltsville. Could it be because of conflicting schedules and combustible personalities? Stunning Star has been cranky as of late. Cute Sweetheart acts cool, like nothing is the matter. Are they still together? A mole claims that the breakup rumors are false, that SS [...]
Some of his contemporaries may have achieved more in a much shorter span of time, but Sam Concepcion isn’t bothered one bit.
This is the month when the graduates come marching in!
“It’s my choice to be single for two years,” said actress Cristine Reyes. But she admitted that she has a new admirer in Gilas Pilipinas basketball player Kevin Alas.